Snowboarding for Fun! (Sports for Fun)

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

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Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Describes the equipment, techniques, various competitions, and stars of the sport of snowboarding.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Do you know what catching air means? Have you ever shredded a snowy hill? Have you gotten up extra early so you could go out on a winter day and be the first to see the dust on the crust? If you are somewhat confused by this language, pick up Beth Gruber's Snowboarding for Fun and learn about the "lingo" of a relatively new sport. Developed only about thirty-five years ago, snowboarding combines the basic ride of skateboarding with the speed and agility of skiing. Snowboarding is a sport that continues to evolve in terms of its demands, techniques, and clientele. In this illustrated book author Gruber follows the format used in the broader "Sports for Fun" series of which it is a part. Gruber concisely presents the basic history of snowboarding, key techniques, the vocabulary of the sport, and its organization. She also touches upon the safety factors to keep in mind when undertaking so fast-paced an outdoor activity as snowboarding. All in all, this is a book that will provide interesting insights into a sport that is very appealing to outdoor activists with a wintertime bent. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 10.
— Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756504892
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: For Fun Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.28 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author


Beth Gruber has written about, edited, and reviewed children’s books for almost 20 years. She has also interviewed authors and TV show creators who write for children. Beth lives in New York City and is excited to be writing her first children’s book. She is a graduate of NYU School of Journalism. Reading and writing are her passions. Gymnastics is her favorite Olympics event.
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Table of Contents

Ground Rules
Introduction/The New Kid on the Block 4
Snowboarding Styles/What's Your Game? 6
Choosing a Snowboard/Ride Free! 8
Get in Gear/Suiting Up 10
Taking Lessons/Show Me How 12
Learning the Language/Talk the Talk 14
Getting Started/Goofy or Regular? 16
Ready, Set, Go
First Run/Easy Does It 18
Basic Moves/Are You Ready? 20
Workouts/Stop and Go 22
Intermediate Moves/Putting It All Together 24
Snowboarding Tricks/Cool Moves 26
On the Lifts/Ticket to Ride 28
Hitting the Slopes/Perfect Powder 30
Safety Counts/Know the Signs 32
People, Places, and Fun
Team Work/The Ones to Watch 34
At the Races/Take Your Marks 36
Extreme Snowboarding/On the Edge 38
Snowboarder Biographies/Snowboard Superstars 40
Snowboarding Timeline/What Happened When? 42
Trivia/Snowboarding Fun Facts 44
Quick Reference Guide/Snowboarding Words to Know 46
Glossary/Other Words to Know 47
Where to Learn More 47
Index 48
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